From jetting off on a long-distance holiday to catching a short-haul flight for a crucial business meeting, the aviation industry is a crucial cog in the global economy.
Modern-day air travel is a far cry from what it used to be. Lines have gotten longer, leg room has shrunk, and food has worsened. Even passengers' behavior has become increasingly questionable.
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The aerospace industry, comprising aviation and space flight, generates trillions of dollars every year. Countries compete for the latest and greatest achievements in space exploration. Blockchain aerospace applications are still only in the very early stages of development, but things seem poised to move quickly.
Blockages in the pipeline appear to come from three elements: increasing competition in corporate flight department hiring and retention strategies; a growing deficit of flight instructors and qualified pilots; and the constant need to attract the next generation of aviators and maintainers.
Comment l'impression 3D façonne l'avenir de la maintenance, de la réparation et de la révision des avions
Can (or indeed, should) you 3D print an entire airplane? Berlin-based BigRep is looking to answer that question from an interior perspective in partnership with Etihad Airways Engineering, taking a close look at every single part you see in the cabin, to explore where AM could offer a better solution.
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The aircraft wing has undergone a transformation since the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Most excitingly, OEMs are taking advantage of new technologies and design methodologies to drive improvements in aerodynamic performance and reduce the weight of components throughout the wing structure.
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IATA teamed up with Munich-based Inflight VR to demonstrate its VR headsets to airlines this week during IATA’s Annual General Meeting in Sydney, Australia.
If you want to escape from the world for, say, almost 19 hours, Singapore Airlines has just the place for you. The airline has announced it is to launch the world's longest commercial flight on October 11, with a non-stop service between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR.
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The advancement of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded technologies has created supercomputers with increased processing power, data rates and speeds with better size, weight and power (SWAP) requirements. Compared with traditional 19-inch rackmount systems, the integrated approach provides more powerful functions in a much smaller package.